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J.K. Rowling Quotes

The following are quotes from author J.K. Rowling about the Ron and Hermione relationship.

Q: Is it just me, or was something going on between Ron and Hermione during the last half of Goblet of Fire?
A: Yes, something's 'going on,' but Ron doesn't realize it yet. Typical boy.
- BarnesandNoble.com Fan Chat, October 2000

Katie Couric: Any snogging with Hermione?
J.K. Rowling: Hermione and Harry? Do you think so?
KC: No, I'm kidding!
JKR: Ron and Hermione, I would say, there's more tension there.
- Datelines NBC Interview with Katie Couric, June 21, 2003

Q: What happened between Hermione and Viktor Krum during the summer?
A: Ron would like to know that, too.
- World Book Day Chat, March 4, 2004

Emerson Spartz: We thought it was clearer than ever that Harry and Ginny are an item and Ron and Hermione ó although we think you made it painfully obvious in the first five books ó
J.K. Rowling: [points to herself and whispers] So do I!
ES: What was that?
JKR: [more loudly] Well so do I! So do I!

I will say, that yes, I personally feel - well it's going to be clear once people have read book six. I mean, thatís it. Itís done, isnít it? We know. Yes, we do now know that it's Ron and Hermione. I do feel that I have dropped heavy ints. ANVIL-sized, actually, hints, prior to this point.

JKR: Well I think anyone who is still shipping Harry/Hermione after this book -
ES: [whispered] Delusional!
JKR: Uh, no! But they need to go back and reread, I think.
- Mugglenet/Leaky Cauldron interview with J.K. Rowling

Q: What did you feel when you finally wrote the kiss, awaited so much by the fans, of ron and hermione
A: I loved writing it, and I loved the fact that Hermione took the initiative! Ron had finally got SPEW and earned himself a snog!

Q: What was the third smell that hermione smelt in the amortentia potion in hbp (ie the particular essence of ron)
A: I think it was his hair. Every individual has very distinctive-smelling hair, don't you find?
- Bloomsbury Deathly Hallows Fan Chat